Artist to Artist, Neighbor to Neighbor. Conversations About Home, Hosted by Shani Jamila.
An award-winning and leading poet, publisher & an architect of the Black Arts Movement, Prof. Haki R. Madhubuti has published 30+ books (some under his former name, Don L. Lee) and is one of the world’s best-selling authors of poetry and non-fiction. His book, Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? The African American Family in Transition, has more than one million copies in print and his poetry and essays have been published in more than 100 anthologies and journals.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Marc Bamuthi Joseph currently serves as the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at The Kennedy Center. He co-founded the Life is Living Festival for Youth Speaks, and created the installation “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos” for Creative Time. His opera libretto, We Shall Not Be Moved, was named one of 2017’s “Best Classical Music Performances” by The New York Times, and his work /peh-LO-tah/ toured nationally. Future projects include commissions for the Perelman Center, Washington National Opera, and others, and a feature in HBO’s upcoming adaptation of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehesi Coates. An inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, Bamuthi also previously worked as the Chief of Program and Pedagogy at YBCA in San Francisco.
Kamilah Forbes is an award-winning director and producer for theater and television. She currently serves as the Executive Producer at the World-Famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. Her directing credits include “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,” written by Lynn Nottage, “Blood Quilt” by Katori Hall, and “Sunset Baby” by Dominique Morrisseau. Her most recent directorial work, an adaptation of Ta-nehisi Coates’ seminal work “Between the World and Me,” aired as a special event on HBO to critical acclaim.
Announcing the new season of the Lineage Podcast + Portrait Project! Lineage features intimate, in-depth interviews with contemporary socially engaged Black artists. Season Two will include conversations with renowned creatives and thought leaders Firelei Báez, R. Dwayne Betts, Camille A. Brown, Aimee Meredith Cox, Kamilah Forbes, Shani Jamila, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Kiese Laymon, Fabiola Jean Louis, Haki Madhubuti, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Lynn Nottage, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Wendi Moore-O’Neal, Fahamu Pecou, Sonia Sanchez and Carrie Mae Weems. Stay tuned for bi-weekly audio interviews with each of the featured guests, beginning on Tuesday March 2nd. Subscribe to receive new episodes every other Tuesday.
Season Two of the Lineage podcast launches with master storyteller and poet Sonia Sanchez! In addition to being a founder of the National Black Arts Movement and the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she held the Laura Carnell Chair in English, Sonia is an award-winning writer of sixteen books, including Morning Haiku, Wounded in the House of a Friend, and Shake Loose My Skin. A new volume, Collected Poems, will be released by Beacon Press this spring.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is the founding artistic director and chief visioning partner of Urban Bush Women, a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. Designated a Master of Choreography by the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, she received the Bessies Lifetime Achievement Award and honorary degrees from both Tufts University and Rutgers University.
I listened to the episode with Okwui Okpokwasili and I’m so grateful for the insights you both shared, and the ways it’s shaping my thinking. Than you! 💗
Since I’ve been staying inside more due to quarantine, I’ve gained an interest in podcasts. Lineage is so, so good! Shani Jamila is a cool, compassionate, and incisive host. Her guests are always so creative and *smart!* I’m listening to all of it because I can feel myself becoming more informed/enlightened/educated with each episode.
Great Podcast on Arts & Culture
I truly appreciate this podcast Lineage on Arts & Culture from Shani Jamila.
I find the wide range of artists very interestinging for all lovers of art and culture.
These artists who have made an impact in their varying artist communities are speaking on their journeys from the heart is invaluable listening experience.
I am looking forward to hearing more of these great podcasts.